Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
, not having my kids here. what am i going to do for the holidays? >> greta: outraged victims of superstorm sandy blasting president obama and fema for leaving them out in the cold. more than a month after sandy battered the east coast, many people still without electricity, others struggling to rebuild their homes. and they say the feds are not giving them the help they promised. tonight in new york, fed up victims confronting government officials. wnyw reporter is live in balance hor borbalharbour queens with t. >> reporter: this meeting was a bit calmer than that. probably because it was inside of a church, but folks here just as frustrated with the entire process. you may remember that the cap for fema if you received the aid and go through all the red tape is just under $32,000 which seems like a decent amount. when you're talking about the cost of living here in the new york metro area, it's kind of like small potatoes. we were talking to one couple here, their home gutted, but they want to rebuild. they have to rebuild. this is the only area they've ever known to live in here, so the
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
in emergency aid for superstorm sandy recovery. that request falls short of total damage estimates. governors from new york, new jersey and connecticut alone say they will need closer to 82 billion to fix their states. >>> we don't know their names, but a couple from a phoenix suburb has presented the second winning ticket from last month's massive powerball drawing. the couple came forward now because they were concerned about, guess what, the looming fiscal cliff. they will take home 192 million bucks before taxes, and the plan is to use the money to start a foundation and support their favorite charities. >>> more people out of work, and another recession. you want to know what's at the bottom of that fiscal cliff, well, there you have it. many say that what's going to happen if something isn't done soon, but guess what? alice rivlin has a plan. she's a senior fellow at the brookings institution and served as director of the white house office of management and budget, the omb, under president clinton. alice, good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to have you here on the show this morning.
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
for money. he wants fema to reimburse the state for 100% of its emergency costs following superstorm sandy. fema generally reimburses states in the ballpark of 75% of costs following disasters like this. the governor says cleaning up and repairing new jersey after the superstorm could cost nearly $40 billion. >>> an extramarital affair ended his stellar career of public service. but not so long ago there was some serious talk that general david petraeus might run for president. some of that talk apparently even came from the top at fox news. washington post bob woodward writes about some private recordings in which fox news analyst k.t. mcfarland meeting with general petraeus in afghanistan in the spring of last year delivered a personal message from roger ales. >> he says if you're offered chairman, take it. if you're offered anything else, don't take it, resign in six months and run for president. okay. i know you're not running for president. but at some point when you go to new york next, you may want to just chat with roger and rupert -- >> well, rupert, look, what i have told people
Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
government to reimburse the state for 100% of the cost of rebuilding from superstorm sandy. christie heads to washington on thursday to meet with federal officials. you know, parts of the new jersey coastline, complete devastated by this powerful storm. you know, governor christie estimates that sandy caused upwards of $20 billion of damages. >>> and the atlanta journal-constitution with more information about dozens of children and adults that were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at the local school there. at least 49 people were sent to the hospital yesterday. take a look at this. fire officials believe the heating system failed there. finch elementary had no carbon monoxide detectors, either. which, i guess, they're not required in georgia. and many parents complained they were left in the lurch because of poor communication. soledad o'brien will talk to a student, a parent and also a school official. so we'll get lots of sides there. >> also coming up, amazement and dismay. that's how fedex's ceo is describing the fiscal cliff crisis. i sat down with fred smith. hear what he has